UAE, France, UK extends support for India’s permanent membership at UNSC

RNS: The United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and France have all expressed their support for India’s permanent membership in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). For the month of December 2022, India will chair over the United Nations Security Council.

Dame Barbara Woodward, the United Kingdom’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, stated that the Security Council must become more representative of the globe today, and the UK has long advocated for its growth in both the permanent and non-permanent categories. She stated that the country supports new permanent seats for Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan, as the UK Foreign Secretary openly stated this week.

Ambassador Nicolas de Riviere, France’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, has stated that they support expanding the Security Council to account for the emergence of new powers with the world and the ability to shoulder the responsibility of a permanent presence on the Security Council. As a result, he stated, France supports the candidacies of Germany, Brazil, India, and Japan for permanent membership.

The United Arab Emirates also reiterated its endorsement of India’s bid for permanent membership of a reformed security council.

Speaking at UNSC Open Debate on ‘Maintenance of International Peace & Security: New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism, UAE Minister Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi ‘ said, India’s voice at this chamber is necessary and UAE reiterates its endorsement of the country’s bid for permanent membership of the reformed UNSC.

The UN Security Council is the premier global body for maintaining International peace and security.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is the organization’s primary crisis-management body, with authority to mandate specific actions from each of the 193 UN member nations in order to preserve international stability.

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